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Kimmel Center Presents

Martha Graham Cracker in Lashed but not Leashed

Limited Tickets Remaining! Special BYOB Performance

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Mar 14, 2019
Saturday
Mar 16, 2019
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Overview

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Martha Graham Cracker’s Lashed But Not Leashed

Martha Graham Cracker lives inside the frenzied mind, body and spirit of Pig Iron Theatre Company co-founder Dito van Reigersberg. Backed by a live band, Martha croons a music-driven fever dream of a show about a life of hard living and even harder loving.  The dazzling drag-cabaret darling excavates her distorted past, belting out original tunes and dishing up ridiculous stories and side-splitting asides. Roughed up and worked over, Martha comes up with an unusual plan to barricade herself from loves lost, but not forgotten: tonight she will bury her heart.

About Martha Graham Cracker

Hailing from the City of Brotherly Love and a regular at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, Martha Graham Cracker is the self-proclaimed "tallest, hairiest drag queen in the world."  Her monthly cabaret series at L'Etage in Philadelphia has been running for more than 13 years. From inventing bar-top Pilates to channeling Chaka Khan to making landings on the laps of hapless audience members, this revolution in a wig is unstoppable, bringing her narrative and musical shenanigans to theaters and clubs across the globe, from Kensington to Kentucky, from Austin to Boston, from Provincetown to Poland.

SONGS BY DITO VAN REIGERSBERG, DAVID SWEENY, ELIZA HARDY JONES AND VINCE FEDERICI

Cast and Creative Team

MARTHA GRAHAM CRACKER……….Dito van Reigersberg

VOX/HARMONICA/GLOCKENSPIEL……….David Sweeny

VOX/PIANO……….Eliza Hardy Jones

GUITAR……….Vince Federici

DRUMS……….Charlie Heim

BASS……….Andrew Nelson

 

DIRECTOR……….Joanna Settle

BOOK……….Ethan Lipton, Dito van Reigersberg

COSTUME DESIGNER……….Kimberly Max Brown

LIGHTING DESIGNER……….Oona Curley

LIGHTING SUPERVISOR……….Abby Schlackman

PRODUCING STAGE MANAGER……….Sarah Chandler

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT……….Hallie Patterson

 

Lashed But Not Leashed had its World Premiere at The Kimmel Center on March 16, 2017. This show was commissioned and developed through the Kimmel Center’s Theater Residency Program, a partnership with Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater. The Theater Residency Program is generously supported by Linda and David Glickstein.

This is a designated BYO performances. Acceptable forms of BYO are 6-pack of beer and/or 750ml bottles of wine only; no liquor or open containers are permitted. Limit of one (1) 750ml bottle of wine OR one (1) six-pack of beer per two guests. Corkscrews and rolling coolers are not permitted. Ice, cups and corking service available at venue at no cost. All BYO Night guests are subject to lawful ID checks and bag checks at the manager’s discretion.

“Guts AND glamour” – Philadelphia Magazine

“Rollicking alt-cabaret shenanigans” –TimeOut NewYork

"Witty, silly, bitchy and soulful... when she sings, you are completely rocked."- Philadelphia Inquirer

"The drag queen king of Philadelphia"  - Philadelphia Inquirer

Run Time: 80 Minutes

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